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What causes the big toe to swell?

What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Can gout of the big toe cause the whole big toe to swell and become hard and stiff?

Gout: Though acute gout causes inflammation within the joints of the toes, the extent of inflammation and associated swelling of surrounding soft tissues can cause entire toe to swell stiff and be painful. ...Read more

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What could cause the base joint of your big toe to swell?

Few things: Including but not limited to gout, fracture, hallux limitis or rigidis, bursitis? Visit a podiatrist for help with the condition. ...Read more

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What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more

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Does a non displaced fracture at the base of big toe cause your foot, ankle and toes to swell 4 weeks after it happened?

Does a non displaced fracture at the base of big toe cause your foot, ankle and toes to swell 4 weeks after it happened?

Fracture Swelling: Normal fracture healing will last six to eight weeks. Non-displaced fractures still require immobilization during the healing process to prevent them from becoming displaced fractures... Swelling and discomfort is a normal, functional, protective response to any fracture. You should follow closely with your podiatrist to insure proper healing. Serial xrays will objectify the fracture progression. ...Read more

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What. Causes. A. Big. Toe. To. Come. Off. ?

Several: Trauma! or surgery. Gangrene with mummification and auto amputation diabetic ulceration, and some other infections and diseases can be related - burgher's disease and smoking! ...Read more

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What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

Few things: Gout, arthritis, or some sort of trauma can all cause it. See your physician so they can do an appropriate exam. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my big toe? What should I do?

What could cause pain in my big toe? What should I do?

Depend where on the : Toe, can be shoes too small, can be ingrown toenail, subungual exostosis, hallux limitus, osteoarthritis of the ip joint, gout, fracture etc etc, best to be evaluated by a foot doc. ...Read more

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What could cause ongoing pain in my big toe for months?

Big toe pain: Here again it could be several things - undiagnosed fracture, subchondral fracture, tendonitis, bone spur, ingrown nail, subungual exostosis, fungal nail, spin callous, excessive pronation with pressure on the toe, etc. An exam and xray by a podiatrist will give you the help you seek. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What can cause your big toe to be shorter than your other toes?

It could just be: A normal foot may have either the first, second, and rarely the third toe as being the longest. If the toe is much shorter, there could be a medical, genetic, or traumatic origin. If you do not have pain, or difficulty wearing shoes it just might mean nothing, If you do experience these things, please do consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more